Home Sellers

NAR: Even With Economic Gains, Homebuyers and Sellers Unsure

December 18th, 2017
Even with economic gains and employment growth, homebuyers and sellers are less optimistic about their prospects, according to recently released findings from a survey by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). NAR’s quarterly Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) report...

10-Year High Profits for Sellers

February 4th, 2018
Homeowners are profiting when selling—and their average earnings haven’t been this high since 2007. At the close of 2017, the average home seller gained $54,000, or a 29.7 percent return on investment (ROI), in the transaction, according to ATTOM Data...

Is the Economy Fostering Optimism in Real Estate? Not Yet

March 27th, 2018
Confidence in the economy is high, but optimism about ownership is not, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The amount of buyers who are confident about their prospects shrank to 68 percent in NAR’s quarterly Housing Opportunities and...

Home-Selling Can Come With $18,000-Plus Price Tag

March 28th, 2018
Are you a homeowner listing your property for sale? Consider the expenses that are often overlooked by sellers: cleaning costs, moving costs, painting, staging… “Even in the hottest housing markets in the country, selling a home takes time and costs...

New Data Finds Homeowners Struggle When Selling, Despite Hot Market

April 19th, 2018
Twelve days before Thanksgiving, Mark and Sue Meaney decided to put their 109-year-old house on the market. They looked at comps of similar-sized homes near their St. Paul neighborhood, agreed on a price with their agent and waited anxiously for...

Homeowners: May Is the Best Month to Sell

April 26th, 2018
If you are considering listing this spring, now is the time. May is the best bet for home sellers, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions, which found that the average seller gains 5.9 percent more than market value—the...

Home Sellers Are Making Bank in Today’s Market

September 6th, 2017
Home sellers are making bank in today’s market, realizing a 24.1 percent, or $39,900, gain in 2016, according to a recent analysis by Zillow. Sellers on the West Coast—where home prices have rocketed since the recession—saw higher returns, with those...

NAR: Homebuyers, Sellers Stuck in Neutral

September 25th, 2017
Homebuyers and sellers are confident in the housing market, but there are few sales to show for it, according to recently released findings from a survey by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). NAR’s quarterly Housing Opportunities and Market Experience...

REALTORS®: Home Staging Cuts Time on Market

July 9th, 2017
Home staging offers a distinct advantage for sellers: a speedy sale. Sixty-two percent of sellers’ agents believe staging a home cuts down the time it spends on-market, with the majority believing it “greatly” reduces the window, according to the new...

NAR: Sellers Say They’re Ready

June 26th, 2017
Many homeowners have been reluctant to list their homes for sale—some by choice, some for fear of being unable to afford a new home, or of coming out in the red. Recently released findings from a survey by the National...

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